Parent Association

Every parent at Turning Point School is an important member of the Parent Association. There are no extra dues or requirements to join – just a desire to lend time and talents in a way that is most meaningful for each individual.

There are a number of committees that would love to welcome new members, and countless ways our school and students can benefit from each parent's experience, interests, and abilities. Find out more about the PA and how you can make a difference:

Annual Fund - Grade Level Representative

The Annual Fund is our school’s highest fundraising priority. As with all independent schools, Turning Point relies on annual giving to help fund the projects and programs that make us the unique school we are today. The role of Grade Level Reps is to serve as philanthropic leaders and ambassadors across campus, and to help educate our community about the importance of giving. These ambassadors are needed to also help us achieve 100% parent participation across all grades, Primary through 8. [Ongoing]

Book Fair Committee

Provide set-up assistance, help students make selections, and add up purchases during a two-day traveling bookstore. [Fall]

Community Service Committee

Liaise with faculty Community Service Coordinators to organize school-wide community service events. Help with clothing, food, and book drives during the holidays. [Ongoing]

Gala Committee

Help plan and organize the annual Spring Benefit Gala. Several volunteers are needed across a variety of functional areas to support this meaningful event, which raises money to directly support student success. [Spring]

Garden Committee

Seeking all levels of gardeners to help plan and maintain our garden. Volunteers will rotate the care of the garden on a weekly basis. [Ongoing]

Grandparents' Committee

There are so many ways for grandparents to get involved at Turning Point! This newly formed Committee will have the opportunity to participate in on campus events such as the Back-to-School Picnic, Faculty and Staff Appreciation, Book Fair, International Village, and Grandfriends’ Day. The Committee will meet 2-3 times per year to discuss new and exciting ways to further engage grandparents across all divisions. [Ongoing]

Halloween Committee

Support the annual student-led Halloween Carnival and decorate for Halloween with middle school students. [Fall]

Hoop-A-Thon Committee

This student-focused fundraiser needs many volunteers to support a wide range of activities including collecting and counting pledges, distributing prizes, coordinating lunches, and assisting our students as they shoot hoops to raise funds for Turning Point. [Winter]

Library Committee

Help our school Librarian with end-of-the-year inventory. [Spring]

Lost & Found Committee

Assist in collecting, organizing, and storing items lost on campus. Coordinate the return of lost items to their owners and donate unclaimed goods. [Ongoing]

Merchandising Committee

Manage and fill orders for Turning Point logo t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, and other items. [Ongoing]

Parent Support Workshop

Help teachers with preparing materials for the classrooms and for special events. There is no need to sign up in advance - just stop by when you are able. [Monthly]

Teacher Appreciation Committee

Provide and host a luncheon in honor of our faculty and staff in the spring. Plan activities and treats throughout the year. [Ongoing]
If you are a current Turning Point parent and have identified an area or two where you would like to contribute, please sign up to volunteer and a committee co-chair will be in touch soon. Grandparents who are interested in joining our Grandparents' Committee are also welcome to fill out the form.

Get Involved!

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Please contact PA President Laura Cohen with any questions:


8780 National Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232


Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational school providing a premier education to students in the greater Los Angeles area. For over 45 years, we have educated confident, curious, and globally-aware preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school students.

Located in the heart of Culver City, we enroll students from the west side of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, Hancock Park, Cheviot Hills, and Playa del Rey.


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